Its officially the middle of August today and it really feels like this summer is winding down. For me, it has been a crazy summer. The craziest summer I have ever had, some parts better than others. My wedding consumed me and my thoughts (and my sleep) from January on, so I was really kind of excited for it to be over so that I could enjoy the rest of the summer stress free. I laugh at that now, because of course that’s not what happened. Right at the beginning of June we had 2 funerals, both out of town, one out of province, a friends wedding, and a week later our wedding. And it was lovely. I am truly thankful that we were able to have such a wonderful day filled with friends, family, laughter and love. I will cherish it forever. But just a week later our little family was disrupted with some serious health issues (I’m not going to get into all that now), so when people ask me where we went/are going on our honeymoon, a side of me keeps wanting to say “the hospital”, but that would be inappropriate – I think. But as long as everything goes as per plan, we should all be ok in the end. Which to me, is much more important than going on a honeymoon to Mexico or Hawaii or whatever.
At times like these, I just want to say to everyone, don’t take the little things you have for granted. And even if you don’t have that new Louis Vuitton or a 2013 Nissan or a summer holiday to the Shuswaps, be thankful you have your health. Because really, what is the rest of it if you don’t have the health to enjoy it?